Yellowberry commits 10k masks to St. John’s and community

JACKSON, Wyo. — A local company specializing in undergarments for teens and tweens donated 10,000 cloth face masks for St. John’s Health employees, patients, visitors, and local community members.

Yellowberry is a homegrown Jackson-based company founded by Jackson local Megan Grassell. Grassell committed to help full the growing need to masks in March, and fast-tracked their production.

“Everyone is looking for ways to help right now and we have been overwhelmed by the number of customers looking to support local communities and hospitals,” Grassell said.

Grassell reached out to Jeff Ward at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates, which used money from its community service fund — supported by donors and agents — to pay manufacturing costs for the masks. First Republic Bank then joined the effort, also providing funding for the project.

“It feels incredible to have two local entities working side by side to support a young entrepreneur and the local community,” said Jeff Ward.

The 10,000 masks were delivered to St. John’s Health on Monday. St. John’s Health Foundation, in collaboration with Teton County Public Health, will be setting up a tent outside of Smith’s Food and Drug on Thursday, April 30 from 2-4 p.m. and Friday, May 1 from 9-11 a.m. for community members to drive by and pick up masks for their personal safety.

“We are so grateful for our kind-hearted community members and appreciate the immense support we have received from this community,” said John Goettler, President of the St. John’s Health Foundation.

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